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-- immigration reform, and for those of us that followed that, barack obama voted for poison-pill amendments the coalition did not support, that john mccain/kennedy did not support, yet when it came to the election, john mccain did horrible with latino voters and felt abandoned by the group he felt he had been fighting for, and probably one of the most negative eds their opinion 2008 was a spanish language and then try to link john mccain to the use of rush limbaugh, not even fairly taken -- taking the views of rush limbaugh into context, and he hates the john mccain, but he abandoned immigration reform after the election, and frankly, just talking about the principles, how could you blame him? >> i would say his party abandoned him. we saw in the primaries leading up to the nomination, you had rudy guiliani trying to outdo each other in terms of extreme rhetoric that was anti-locking all. it was a weight that he could not overcome as he was headed into the nomination and he realized he could not fulfil the positions he had taken early on and had no choice. i think this is a reflection of th
obama. all of this as the convention begins here in charlotte, north carolina. ♪ ♪ >> thank you so much. thank you. the 46th quadrennial national convention of the democratic national party will now come to order. of the next three days we will hold the most open and accessible political convention in history. thank you. dior's from across the country and world can watch the entire convention, gavel-to-gavel, on the website and through our global application. the entire program is also being streamed simultaneous in spanish. [cheers and applause] we will clearly demonstrate why we need to key barack obama and joe biden in the white house. this convention is more than reelecting the president obama. it is about helping the economy from the middle class out. this success will be based on the gauging the. of all the people who want to put their shoulders to the whale to the willeacregion and change our country for the better. we are so proud we have the largest number of delegates ever assembled at a democratic national convention. as i look out from this podium, ee the strength and unity
, president obama recognizes jerusalem as the capital of israel and our party's platform should as well. mr. chairman, i have submitted my amendment in writing and i believe it is being projected on the screen for the delegates to see. i move adoption of the amendment as submitted and shown to the delegates. >> a motion has been made. is there a second? is there any further discussion? hearing none, the matter requires a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. all those in favor? all those opposed? in the opinion -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor, say aye. all those opposed, say no. i will do that one more time. all those delegates in favor say aye. all those opposed, say no. in the opinion of that chair, two-thirds of the vote is in the affirmative. the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. thank you very much. gov strickland, thank you for your service. thank you again for your service. as chair of the platform drafting committee. everyone, please rise for the invocation offered by bishop vashti murphy mckenzie. >> this would be the time you would take the h
-- >> obama jobs. >> that is right. we are going to move forward. we have got to do what we've done to get here. my grandpa got here 100 years ago. he came with the shirt on his back, he worked in the fields of l.a. and california. he built a small business that was very thriving, supported a middle-class life. went to a significant catholic boarding school. loses all his money in the depression. had a younger wife -- she left him. put two daughters in foster home. this was the greatest generation. the the greatest generation suffered during the depression and sacrificed during world war ii said that we can have a better life, that we could make investments in education, the infrastructure that would make us the envy of the world, and virtually everything that created this quality of life. we understood back then that rewarding work was important. yes, we want to create wealth, no, we don't want a nation of polar opposites. he led the country from rich and poor to our country of opportunity. i believe strongly that president obama's pat is up more along those lines than the path that says
at this time. when president obama came into office in january of 2009, that month, we lost about 800,000 jobs. yes, there are those who would argue that the number of jobs added is clearly insufficient for this economy. but on the other hand, you have month after month for literally years now of job growth. if you want to oppose the political question of whether you are better or not -- better off or not, one could argue that we have job losses and now we have job gains. one could argue whether they are sufficient now and whose fault that is. host: comments from both mitt romney in his excedrin speech and barack obama on jobs, here is what both of them had to say. [video clip] >> this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two years. and now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding new plants that train new workers -- rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers right here in the united states of america we can reward those companies that build right here and double their exp
and president barack obama is next wednesday, october 3. jim lehrer will moderate at the university of denver. watch and engage. followed by the domestic policy debate at 9:00. after the debate, your questions and comments. follow live coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c- span.org. >> now, a discussion on the jewish vote and the upcoming presidential election. speakers are the former new york city mayor, ed koch, and current new york congressman, bob turner, who holds the seat formerly held by anthony wiener. this was part of an event from last weekend in new york city at the fordham university law school. >> we are here once again for the wine institute in connection with this conference dedicated to examining the 2012 presidential election and the way it is being shapedy the memory of the holocaust and politics there. we could find no two more interesting people to discuss this topic for many reasons. first, the former three term mayor of new york city, ed koch. [applause] people forget, i do not, but people forget that he started out as a congressman. the discussion we are ta
crystallized their response to the argument that mitt romney favors the rich, which is that barack obama favors the poor. if you look at the medicare ad, basically, you paid into it and now he is putting it towards a program that is not for you. the argument is that you got it tough, and they will make it tougher by picking our pockets and giving money to people who don't deserve it. stan, you did a series of focus groups in 1984 in which this argument had enormous resonance for white working-class voters, when i was in the reagan era -- it was in the reagan era is against democrats. bill clinton thought he had interred it. how big is that against democrats that they will basically hurt the middle class by diverting money to the poor? >> i do not make up with a great worry over this argument could i just finished a book with james, in which i begin with focus groups, the focus groups we did with the reagan democrats. when he saw that the discussion was totally focused on race -- not just race, but their economic plight being a function of the government favoring other groups -- >> this was in 1
to you. >> we have some breaking news by the way. the president obama pose a speech will move inside tomorrow because of the weather we have had. if you had tickets for the stadium, a check and see how this translates to the arena. guy cecil welcome the and robby moook. they follow the senate races closer than anyone. welspun here it we will start off with the same question. -- we will start off with the same question. what is the mood like for these candidates? >> from the house perspective, august has been an abysmal month. mitt romney, i keep saying he has been our best donor. the gift he gave us and paul ryan's nomination was nothing that money could buy. we absolutely have momentum right now between the rise in nomination that nationalized this issue while giving tax breaks to millionaires, people know what you're talking about. then we had todd akin that reminded the country that is the party that wants to redefine rape. it will be helpful to us in suburban districts. the contrast will be clear. we have republicans gallivanting in the sea of galilee. their brand is so toxic at
by the fact that president clinton made an effort to talk about race relations. president obama does that seem to put quite as much emphasis on it. why? >> people govern and run in different times. one of the most controversial issues clinton had to deal with was a reaction to affirmative action cases. the african-american community embraced bill clinton and still do, deservedly so. he was younger. he was hit. he played saxophone on in tv. young people saw the next leader of america. with president obama, it is 20 years later. president obama comes into office at a time -- four years ago lehman brothers had not collapsed. we are are losing fight hundred jobs a not -- pipe under a thousand days a -- 500,000 jobs a month. our economy was shaken to the ground. that has been the issue that is front and center. that is what president obama is focused on. >> question right here. >> thank you. polling is one thing. the other thing is voter turnout. i just came from call right toe. you hear people talking about a silent majority. hispanics say they will vote for barack obama if they vote. the voter tu
. but it is also true that to my mind -- and this hasn't come up. one of the biggest things that obama has going for him is the gender gap. this is so important. i mean, without the gender -- without -- and women have been -- there's been a gender gap for i don't know how many of the last elections, in which women went from -- including women in the south, went for bill clinton in much larger proportions than white men, i'm talking about. however, the gender gap has been narrowing in the south, so that -- in 2008 i think the gender gap in the south, unlike anywhere else, almost closed. i don't think there was any difference between white men and white women voting in 2008. 2012 i don't know. i know in north carolina the polls are showing that there still is a gender -- with white women going for obama more than white men but the gap is not as great in the rest of the country. when you look at women of color, then that changes completely and the gender gap opens back up again. so i think that one of the big challenges that the democrats have and the progressive forces have is to address themselve
commandant general james amos will talk about the new strategic defense guidance issued by president obama earlier this year. that will be live from the atlantic council here in washington. again starting at 5:30 eastern here on c-span. the u.s. house met earlier today for a brief pro forma session. legislative work will start tomorrow with welfare program waivers and energy production regulations on the agenda for the week. the senate also resumes legislative work tomorrow. they'll continue on debate at 2013 spending. can you watch the house live right here on c-span and see the senate on our companion network, c-span2. >> the country faces the starkest, the starkest choice for president in my memory. you see, the president and i have fundamentally different vision than governor romney and congressman ryan. and a different value set that guides us. >> under the current president, we are at risk of becoming a poor country. because he looks to government as the great benefactor in every life. new model is, quote, government is the overwhelm thing that we all belong to. i don't know about yo
to a person of the opposite sex. that is the section of the law that president obama has declined to defend. at the house, they have created the bipartisan legal adviser group that is during the defense of these laws since the administration has advocated its role in defending it. -- has abdicated its role in defending it. there are several cases that have petitions for the court to decide amongst. the first one, probably the front runner, is a combination case of massachusetts nurses the department of human services. -- massachusetts vs. the department of human services. the equal protection clause violates the defense of mayor jack -- or the defense of marriage at-the people protection clause because there is no rational basis for it does not pass scrutiny. the idea of which level of scrutiny it must pass is a question. but they are happy to argue both. this case is interesting because justice kagen was involved at the district court level during her confirmation level where it came out. her office had been involved in the internal discussion of the strategy of the case, so she will be re
the facts are. it is an indisputable fact that president obama said to the speaker here is an agreement, i believe we could do better if we had more revenue close to what the gang of six have authored and others. we can try to get a better deal. the speaker never called the president back. >> there is a lot of concern about the that the sick, even more concerned about the pace of economic recovery and job growth. ellery job growth that goes to what he is put on the table in the jobs act. what else would you pursue to get the economy moving faster than it is today. >> we look at an economic agenda for a second term when we look at it for what happens with this election. we look at it for overall strategy. one is, certainty that comes from all long-term this fall deal that will bring debt and deficit down as a perk percentage of gdp. number two, that you have the enough momentum so that our recovery can strengthen and job growth and strengthen. we do not want to follow the model of those who would in the interest of long-term deficit reduction unnecessarily slow growth right now. you do not
of obama. when he ran in 1992, is as for about how the economy was bad and how people lost household income. my mom has been a teacher for 35 years and she got her social security record in the mail. her income in 1999 when bill clinton was president, in 2012, she is making the same or less money that she was making the last 10 years. i think george w. bush and the obama administration have been a complete failure to the middle class in this country and that is why i think we need a new change. i personally think we need new leadership. fact that the democratic party declared jerusalem the capital of israel and they took care of god and i saw that on tv right ow, it sounded like the no's more than the affirmative. host: didn't impress you that they put a beckham? caller:no, i think they had to put it in. the democratic party is not the same as it used to be. is more to the left. republicans are just as bad. they have gone really right. i don't see a compromise in the next few years because i think the young people are skeptical of all these entitlement programs. i don't know how we will pay
and british prime minister david cameron. president obama is on the campaign trail today in ohio. early voting in that state begins on october 8. we will hear from the president at kent state university at 5:40 eastern. watch engage with the c-span as the candidates meet for the first debate, wednesday, october 3, from the university of denver. jim lehrer moderates the 90- minute debate with questions focusing on domestic policy. after the debate, your calls, e- mails, and tweets. >> i want c-spa -- i watched c- span every time -- especially when there are events going on to it every time something is going on, i want to watch c-span because they typically have the best, most unbiased view. if i want to get spun in a circle, i will watch one of the other stations. i love it c-span. i watched them on tv, i watch them online. i don't know that i have a favorite show. for me, it is any time something is going on, c-span will up the real story of what is happening. >> josh truitt watches c-span on directv could c-span, created by america's cable companies and in 1979, brought to you as a public se
that predatory lending still poses a systemic risk to the economy. will the new obama bureau succeed intended or will the agency be strangled? that is on tomorrow's "washington journal" in our last hour roper -- our. thanks for watching. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> here is what is coming up alive today -- and about half an hour, we will start a daylong symposium looking at the supreme court. the events include the former solicitor general who will review his recent turn and look ahead to the next and that starts levittown o'clock 30 eastern here on c-span. the u.s. into the peace will discuss u.s. relations with myanmar which is live at two o'clock 30 eastern. at 5:00 eastern, the marine corps commandant will talk about the new strategic defense guidance enforced by a president obama earlier this year. that will be live at 5:30 eastern. >> i watch c-span to find the on filtered truth, what they say, why they say it, sometimes you get so caught up in the beltway and i enjoy "washington journal" because the
that is the best way to go right now. >> we will take you to kent state university where president obama is campaigning in ohio. it is just about to get underway. ♪ ♪ [cheers] >> hello, kent state! [cheers] hello, ohio. well, let's begin by giving brian a big round of applause. [applause] i think he has some talent. he may be going places. he sounded good appear. - up here. i also wanted to acknowledge your outstanding congressman who is here. and your mayor is here. and his wife is here. it is good to see all of you. thank you. thank you. now, let me say this. unless you live under a rock or you did not pay your cable bill, you probably are aware there is an election going on right now in ohio. i was telling the story about my campaign manager, and he was visiting with a young couple. they had a beautiful son. for years old. there was a picture of me on the wall and they were excited. they said, sammy, who is that? he would say barack obama. what does barack obama do? he thought about it for a man and then he said, and he approves this message. -- a minute and then he said, he appro
amendment rights. no one thinks you could pass a law prohibiting msnbc from endorsing barack obama, even though its use to be owned by general electric and is still a corporation. everyone thinks corporations have free-speech and free press rights, so they need to explain why in this unique context they become the red-headed stepped-up of the constitution that is unable to speak. the insert wie here is they just got too much money. if they have too much money a are engaging in too much speech. as senator grassley indicated, the court said in buckley that the stomach any sense. you do not enhance free-speech by suppressing speech of certain people because you want to limit voices because the government has taken the notion that the policy is just too stupid or uninformed. they will get confused if you give them too much information. bill gates has the right to speak as much as he wants with his vast wealth, and there's no reason that microsoft can be subjected to the same notion that you are just going to be too influential. my final point is this notion that corporations have drowned out
, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the man -- ryan crocker. [applause] >> thank you, ashley. i think. ashley notes that before it went to pakistan in 2004, he very generously spent much of a day with me. to give me some perspectives on part of the world with which i was not very familiar . my career leaned toward the west. pakistan clearly was a different phenomenon. i have always been grateful for that. i am particularly grateful for the fact that the depth and range of your briefing, i can't read ever
defensive statement by president obama than to say, finally, he didn't mention it in two state of the union speeches, climate change is not a hoax. that's a real aggressive statement. that would have made teddy roosevelt proud and jimmy carter. you don't have a political infrastructure on capitol hill and many state legislatures. they are running away from the issue. not time to talk about why, but they are running away from the issue. they're not even criticizing nuclear power. they're cutting deals. not talking about a carbon tax, which corporate knights has written about and in the current issue. those are the three outcries that are necessary. and the never more capable technology and recent breakthroughs on solar and wind power are very impressive and becoming a worldwide industry. and the physical manifestations of our environmental crisis, drought and horrendous storms, certainly are perceived as dangerous by everybody who's affected by them. so we live in a peculiar situation of great opportunity and capability, but not great mobilization with the usual exceptions. i don't usually d
: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. chairman, 2008 campaign, president obama plainly declared the policies he supports would bankrupt american coal production. the obama administration has waged a war on coal, coal jobs and the small businesses in the mining supply chain and the low cost energy that millions of americans rely on. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. the chair: the gentleman is correct. the committee will be in order and the chair would ask members to take your conversations in the back of the chamber, to remove your conversations from the floor, please. take your seats. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chairman, amazingly, the obama administration has denied that they have launched a war on coal, yet the facts are stubborn things. just this week, alpha natural resources announced the closure of eight coal mines. aggressive regulations were specifically cited by the company for the closure of these mines. new regulations proposed by the obama e.p.a. threatened to shut down a coal-fired plant in arizona. this would co
was proposed to congress by the owaugh -- obama administration. with that, mr. speaker, i urge passage of this proposal from the obama administration and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from illinois. mr. walsh: i urge all members to join me in support of this bipartisan bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6028 as amended? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed. and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> i ask unanimous consent that the house suspend the rules and pass senate 10. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate senate 10 -- senate 710, hazardous waste electronic manifest establishment act. the speaker pro tempore: pursuan
for obama four years ago is he promised to bring us more honest government. i've been around politics. [inaudible] the government in washington right now is permeated by cronyism, outright corruption and regulatory agencies, protecting the people they are supposed to be regulating. doesn't matter if you're in the tea party or occupy wall street, people see the government is working for the powerful interests and people who are well connected politically and not connected to the regular person. we have this great opportunity. [inaudible] one way to compromise is when government is no longer seen as this -- where our tax dollars are not being put to work for us but for the people who are politically involved. you have cases like solyndra which i talk about, eric holder is probably the most corrupt attorney general that we've had ever in american history. and i think it's something that can resonate with the american people about these promises. nancy pelosi, who was supposed to give us the most honest congress -- i'm opportunistic that my recommendation would be clean house immediately.
and who is in office and who is in charge, but the people running for office, obama would they would need more time to make sure things are going to continue to improve for romney saying need to go in a completely different direction. what can be done >> they all get fact check to death. its a good question. there is a bit of truth in all of them and in the context is where you get shades of gray. did they put the context the way you would of or i would have, that is where the games get played. in the short run, the things that get done politically, the laws that get past do have an impact and in the long run, the economic forces tend to will out. if you create a bad incentive, you may not see it right away because there is something else creating noise in the short run. that is why economists need the data for a long time. they have to weed out the factors that have to capture that long run trend. what they do does matter, but there are limits to what they can do it in a single economic cycle and sometimes they will do the right thing and you don't see a big impact right away. bill clint
, a nonpartisan part of the tampa bay times as concluded that, quote, by granting waivers to states, the obama administration is seeking to make welfare to work efforts more successful not end them, end quote. despite that, we are going to bring up a bill today to cure something that does not exist. and it is astounding that at a time when we could be voting on jobs bill, the republicans have chosen to block an obama administration proposal that would help states put more people back to work and indeed has been requested by those state governors. . even as we consider the bills, the majority refuses to also consider legislation to address serious national crises. yesterday at a meeting of the rules committee they brought five amendments that would address those issues. first they blocked an amendment by representative boswell to vote on the bipartisan senate farm bill. they had another chance yesterday to bring the farm bill up before we all go home. and then they blocked an amendment by representative moore to re-authorize the violence against women act which expires in days, a bipartisan bil
of different speech in him and president obama. both iran and obama believe in supporting the opposition. the administration -- but romney and obama believe in supporting the opposition. i think this administration has recognized that the most important thing we can do is create a unified political opposition so that the when the sovereign regime falls, we will have a transition as soon as possible. without a clear exit strategy, which by the way it romney said it is how he would think about military affairs, the president understands we need to keep all options on the table and be cautious about it. there are many ways to make the situation worse, rather than better. we want to get the diplomatic contacts read so that there can be a smooth transition while also -- diplomatic context so that there can be a switcsmooth transition. this administration has been at the forefront on putting pressures on the regime. i am not sure that romney will read position is that much different. >> i will open it up to questions from the press. >> one of the country that was mentioned was -- i guess the q
president barack obama as president. but he would say to us that the election of barack obama is not the fulfillment of his reign. he would say it's only a down payment. -- fulfillment of his dream. he would also say we need to make some noise. the way we can be most effective is get up and take our butts to the polls on november 6 and vote like we had never voted before. that's what he would say. [applause] >> we have an opportunity for the next question to the answers -- to be answered -- we're going to answer this very tightly in 30 seconds -- what are some other strategies other than voting? >> john davis to said way because he says getting up off your butt is not just about voting. there is a quiet in the nation that was not there that laid the groundwork for progress in years past. we need to all be raising our voices, not only at the voting booths, but outside the voting booths. expressing ourselves in positive ways, and i think that's an important strategy. >> two-thirds of all jobs by 2020 will require a college education. education still is our passport out of povert
enables the private sector to create jobs. president obama has enacted failed policies of borrow, tax and spend, producing 43 months of unemployment over 8%. new jobs could be created with an all-of-the-above energy policy, but president obama promised skyrocketing energy costs, doubling gas prices. beater course would be to develop the keystone pipeline with our number one ally, canada. the contrast on national defense is clear. we should stand for peace through strength that ronald reagan, president obama's policies to hallow out our military reveals weakness. my constituents are heart broken at the tragedy of our ambassador to libya being murdered and his body being desecrated by terrorists. in conclusion, god bless america and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from rhode island is recogni
before the united nations general assembly. president obama spoke on monday. it will be the president of libya today making remarks at 5:00 p.m. eastern. tonight we have more campaign 2012 coverage with the nevada senate debate. and democratic congresswoman berkeley. but consider this to be one of the closest races. that is tonight at 11:00 p.m. eastern. and on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east, and other developing countries, i will initiate something i will call prosperity packs, working with the private sector. the program will identify the barriers to investment and trade ind entrepreneurship an developing nations. in exchange from developing nations will receive united states assistance packages focused on developing the institutions of liberty, the rule of law and property rights. >> we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. isn't that simply american values or western values? they are universal values. and even as there will be huge challenges to come, i am convinced that ultimately, government
insurance, the reason why i am leaning toward obama -- and i really do not know what obamacare is, but from what i understand ifrom mitt romney, he doesn't believe in any care. my husband has high blood pressure. he was not a mechanic ever insurance we went to, and he could not pass the physical. the insurance company would not injure him. i tried to buy him insurance. as soon as he said he was employed independent, nobody would injure him. that is my big issue. when people have worked their whole lives and they get sick, we should be able to buy insurance. host: dr. makary, what role -- and if you want to address her specific point, that is fine, but what role do the insurance companies play in this unaccountableness, as you call it? guest: we have had no good ways to measure the quality of health care. the insurance companies have been eager to get into the business of looking at performance and use it as a way to pay hospitals and doctors. the problem is, we have not had a good measure until now. there is a very exciting revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare webs
us take you back to the united nations. and the president of brazil is speaking. president obama up shortly. -- prosperity and social justice. we have made much progress regarding integration of latin america as a priority for our international position in. our area of the world is a good example for the world. the rule of law but we will successfully achieved by overcoming the authoritarian regime that marked a chapter in the history of our continent. the rule of law has been to strengthen -- and asset that is immune to at tax. -- and unified to attacks. -- stood firmly whenever needed to avoid cutbacks. because integration and democracy are inseparable practices. i would like to reaffirm our commitment to keep the region free from weapons of mass destruction. i wish to call to mind that there are out of their huge arsenals that have further worsen the sanctions and have proven very harmful to peace efforts. the world calls for food, food to feed the 1 billion people, both men, women and children who suffer from the most cruel form of punishment that has stricken humankind -- hunge
administration. it was then funded upped the obama administration. -- under the obama administration. what happened was once this loan was thoroughly vetted by the career employees at the department of energy, and funded, the market conditions changed. china decided to flood the market with cheap solar panels, causing solyndra's business model to change. now, the career employees, many of whom had been there under republican and democratic administrations, at the department of energy had a decision to make. they could walk away from $500 million of u.s. taxpayer money, or they could try to restructure the loan in the hope of recovering that money. and that was the decision that they made. the facts simply do not support the over-the-top allegations that there was anything wrong with this decision. now, let me be clear, mr. chairman. my job is not to defend the administration. if something improper occurred, i would want to know about it and i would want to expose it. but what the evidence showed is that the career officials and the bush and obama administration appointees who worked on the
will expire at the end of this year unless court re-authorizes it. president obama has identified re-authorization of the fisa amendments act as the top legislative priority of the intelligence community and request congress to extend the law for five years. h.r. 5949 is a bipartisan piece of legislation to do just that, extend the fisa amendments act to december 31, 2017. foreign terrorists continue to search for new ways to attack america. foreign nations continue to spy on america to plot cyberattacks and attempt to steal sensitive information from our military and private sector industries. they are committed to the destruction of our country, and their methods of communication are constantly evolving. we have a solemn responsibility to ensure that the intelligence community can gather the information it needs to protect our country and protect our citizens. this bipartisan bill ensures that our country will be able to identify and prevent threats to our national security without sacrificing the civil liberties of american citizens. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of t
that they have not gone away and we have to continue to rely on them. host: does president obama deserve credit for what some of his critics have said, following bush's strategy on the wrort or fighting al qaeda? >> as i said, keeping pressure on the core al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan have been successful. some of the other techniques being used around the world have been successful. i think it's a different -- not knowing this personally, but i think when you step into the oval office and you have responsiblity for keeping the american people safe, some of the things you may have said on the campaign trail may have to fadeaway. so, i have disagreements with a variety of things, this administration has done in this area. but, i think the things they've continued, despite campaign promises has been helpful. >> this is a recent headline in the washington post. u.s. to designate the haqqani network. what is that and what is the threat? guest: based in the tribal area of pakistan and transits between afghanistan and pakistan. they are some of the most deadly fighters. they are responsible fo
obama will make a statement at about 10:35 this morning, joined by secretary clinton in the rose garden, commenting. we will be watching that, and we will find out more where that we -- you can find out more on c- span.org. let's go to the house now. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. the meeting with hundreds of constituents and dozens of small businesses this summer, one theme emerges repeatedly -- the price that american families and small business continue to pay for the near collapse of our economy. earlier this year, new examples emerged of manipulation that was harmful. in some cases potentially illegal by wall street, new york, and fleet street in london. financial interests continue their assault on even modest reforms in the dodd-frank financial legislation protections for consumers and for the financial system itself. now, clearly elements are a little overly complex and not perfect, but in part that's the result of aggressive ac
eight years later, president obama was handed a greater than $1 trillion deficit, the largest in history, an economic collapse the likes of which this country hadn't experienced since the great depression, and a situation where jobs were being lost at a rate of 750,000 per month. more than 4 million jobs had been lost in the six months before he took office, another 4 plus-million would be lost in the few months after he was sworn into office. the policies being promoted by the other side are the policies that were in place leading up to the great recession. the president believes that we need to continue along with the kinds of policies that invest in education, invest in clean energy, invest in research and development, and deal with our fiscal challenges in a balanced way -- protect and build the middle class of the united states. and that's what you're hearing him talk about all around the country. >> so does the president blame republicans for the unemployment rate still above 8 percent? >> it's not about blaming. we know that the country was in economic free fall when he took offic
to the president i would have said, you got -- mr. obama, you got bin laden, you have dispersed al qaeda. let's bring our troops home. that has not happened, and it will not happen until 2014. i think 2014 will slip into 2015. so it's my hope that after this election those of us who i hope win come back here, let's take a new approach and look at afghanistan and whether it's mr. obama or mr. romney, let's prevail upon them as a congress to start bringing the troops out in the spring of 2015. it's not fair to the broken families, to the broken bodies who have returned with lost legs. mr. speaker, as i close as i do many, many times, i ask god to please bless our men and women in uniform, to please bless the families of our men and women in uniform, to please hold in his arms the families who have given a child dying for freedom in afghanistan and iraq. i ask god to bless my colleagues in the house and colleagues in the senate and, god, i'll ask -- i'll ask god three times, mr. speaker. please, god, please, god, please, god, continue to bless america and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: t
at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. now mexican president felipe calderon on obama's policy to avoid deportation. he also talked about drug- trafficking and the sale of weapons across the border. this is about an hour and 10 minutes. >> welcome to this council on foreign relations meeting. we are so very honored to have the president of mexico, felipe calderon. and before we get started, let me say that this meeting is on the record and is being telecommunicated to new york by video conference. we thank you. turn off all wireless devices, phones, blackberries -- not to vibrate, but really off. and as is customary, preserve the map -- observe the maximum time for our conversation -- to preserve the maximum time for our conversation with the president, our introduction will be diplomatically short. you have his resume and you were given the papers as you entered the hall. let me simply say that president calderon, the youngest of five boys, earned a bachelor's degree of law, a master's degree in economics, and a master's degree in public administration at the john kennedy school at har
on c-span, president obama back on the campaign trail today in ohio. stops this afternoon. early voting begins in ohio. we will have the president's remarks this afternoon live it 5:40 eastern. next week, watch and engage with c-span as the presidential candidates made in the first debate from the university of denver, our live debate preview begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. the 90 minute debate with questions focused on domestic policy. after the debate, your questions, comments, and tweets. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that changed my life forever. it changed america's life. i'll go through a power point presentation that will outline the account, the historical account of the attacks as things happen that day. a lot of things happened very quickly. i will do my best not to ramble on and go too fast. i will ask you to sit back, clear your mind, put yourself in that room, and you get a real sense of what it was like to get the top of the food chain, the national command authority as a nation of 300 million americans was attacked by 19 al qaeda terrace. >> if more from retired lt. carl
and president obama meet in the first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of "the newshour." what can engage with c-span, including our live previous at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and after the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the su
enforce the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat. signed, barack obama, the white house. . the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 773 for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 158, house resolution 773. resolved, that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declares the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill h.r. 5544, to authorize and expedite a land exchange involving the national -- involving national forest system land and the district of the superior national forest and certain other national forest system land in the state of minnesota as limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the state of minnesota in trust for the public
. this is the mechanism that mr. obama's health care plan has for controlling costs. and really what it is it's 15 appointed bureaucrats, each making $165,000 a year work no congressional oversight, whose only purpose is to reduce medicare spending. so if the medicare budget goes up too much and is over the limit, these guys in washington are going to decide what to cut. they're going to decide if, you know, you deserve a p.s.a. prostate test or a mammogram or a colonoscopy. they're going to decide that they may not pay for that. i mean, if we don't act, this board could begin making these kinds of decisions as soon as 2015. and denial of payment for care is going to really lead to denial of care for our patients and our seniors. i don't really think it's fair for the washington bureaucrats who know nothing about the patient to be making decisions. i'm used to taking care of patients, sometimes you have to make some difficult decisions. but those decisions have been made between, you know, the physician, the patient and the family. not some bureaucrat in washington who doesn't know the patient, ca
that president obama put forward was the goal of doubling our exports. we all know that he very much wanted to do that we as members of congress came together after a decade and we finally were able to successfully pass market opening opportunities for u.s. workers to sell their goods and provide our services in panama, colombia and south korea. it took us a long time to get there. i know that it's easy to point the finger of blame but the fact is, we have been ready far long time this institution was ready for a long time. democrats and republicans alike. and we were finally able to get the legislation up here from down on pennsylvania avenue and we were able to make it happen with strong bipartisan votes on all three of those agreements. mr. speaker, with recognition that opening up markets around the world for u.s. goods and services is a gee way to create jobs here, again, as we debated the panama, colombia and korea trade agreements, there were members on both sides of the aisle who stood up and argued on behalf of those agreements, we now have before us what i believe is a no-brainer but tr
obama's interest in changing the rules for welfare recipients work regulations. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] he serve the people of district 11. the service to talents. during these travels, ricky never once met a stranger. with his easy smile and open demeanor, ricky would make someone feel he knew them for a lifetime. he never forgot that his home was comanche, texas. it was a community he was raised in, a community that taught him the character and moral that would guide his life. perhaps that is also where he inherited his stubborn streak. he has the confidence and the possibilities that could be in spite of the limited vision of those around him. you could see this in him every day as he quietly refused to yield to mediocrity. it was his stubbornness that set ricky aside from the crowd and that's where he felt comfortable. showing the rest of us the way. today, ricky is still just a little further up the path, showing us the way, as he showed us how he carried himself in the face of those deep dif
, a disapproval resolution on the obama administration's waiving of some welfare work requirements. over in the senate, work continues on a veterans' jobs bill with procedural votes coming up shortly in the senate. they're live on c-span2. later this week in the senate, they will take up a continued federal spending for fiscal year 2013 which begins october 1. the house passed that bill, their version of the bill last week. the current fiscal year ending september 30. now live to the house for morning hour here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. september 19, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recogniti
to the repeated suggestion that we have done nothing in this congress. the obama administration would be surprised, since they said that the fisa amendments, which we passed on this floor with 301 positive votes was the number one priority for the administration in the area of intelligence. in the aftermath of what happened just a couple of weeks ago, one would think that we would understand the seriousness of intelligence. and that which is the greatest tool, according to the d.n.i. currently and previous d.n.i.'s. that tool which got strong bipartisan support was, indeed, an important thing for us to do here. we had three free trade agreements that we finally approved. they have been waiting around for a number of years. the consensus is they create jobs in this economy and give us a fair playing field in which our workers can compete. we had a transportation bill that we passed. we dealt with student loans, the interests paid on student loans and i would say for two years in a row, we have, in fact, spent less on discretionary spending than we did the preceding year. that's the first time we ha
receiving the most usaid over the past decade and president obama said he doesn't think we would consider egypt an ally. certain countries continue to serve as a safe haven for those who wish to cause harm to americans and tear down our fundamental principles of freedom and liberty. such actions merit repercussions, not a continued free flow of american tax dollars. when our nation has a debt of more than $16 trillion and people in my district in pennsylvania are struggling to find jobs to support their families, it is past time that we reconsider funding to people that wish harm on the united states. it is time to end the practice of appeasement and take a staunch position regarding libya, egypt, and others in order to ensure a more calculated approach. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from georgia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, before yielding to my good friend and colleague, mr. mcgovern, three minutes from massachusetts, i would just urge my colleague from pennsylvania t
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